PaperAge Magazine

Total U.S. Boxboard Monthly Production Decreased 3.7 Percent in June 2019

boxboard production The total boxboard operating rate was 92.0 percent for June, up 0.9 percent from May.

July 22, 2019 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its June 2019 U.S. Boxboard Report. According to the report, total boxboard monthly production decreased 3.7 percent when compared to June 2018

The total boxboard operating rate was 92.0 percent for June.

In June 2019:

  • Total Solid Bleached Boxboard and Liner production was down 7.8 percent year to date;
  • Recycled Boxboard production fell 3.3 year to date; and,
  • Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum increased 1.8 percent year to date.

The report can be purchased by contacting or 202-463-4716.

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The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $300 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.